Things to do in Westport in Ireland



Things to do in Westport in Ireland



Westport Boats


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Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination taking the time out to relaxed and revive yourself while on vaction is a must do! And luckily Ireland is home to some of the best Spa and Wellness centers around - And don't worry all our recommend spa breaks come with a view.

When the weather is bad we would suggest taking a look at our indoor actitives list, Spa Getaways , Museums and Galleries or any of our Driving Routes to keep dry and warm away from the widy Irish weather.

Westport is the third largest town in Mayo. It hosts a remarkable natural and built environment combined with a vibrant, friendly resident population which enables the delivery of quality tourism products. The town of Westport is located in the West of Ireland and can be accessed by road, rail, bike, sea and near by Ireland Knock Airport.

Horse riding on the beach

In a stunning location between the mountains of Connemara, dense kelp forests and abundant marine life occupy the harbor’s clear waters. Dense aggregations of conger eels, wrasse, lobsters and pollock frequently visit the sheltered bay as well.



Old Head beach

Old Head is a superb little beach 20 minutes beyond Westport on the Louisburgh road. It's perfect for the family. Gorgeous golden sandy beaches, rock pools to explore and paddle in, a nearby ice-cream shop to keep the little ones entertained and of course spectacular views of the beautiful Croagh Patrick.

Mescan Brewery

Ireland’s craft beer revolution continues to flourish, yet the last thing you expect to find in Westport is a Mayo Belgian-style beer brewed on the slopes of Croagh Patrick. The Mescan Brewery is everywhere in Westport, and mayo, you’ll find its short, stumpy bottles for sale in an increasing number of pubs like Campbell’s, McGing’s and Matt Molloy’s.



Visit Croagh Patrick & Campbell's Pub

Croagh Patrick lords over Westport, climbing it is a rite of passage for the residence, but you would need to be a seasoned hiker to do so. When it comes to Campbell’s pub at the foot of the reek, however, fitness is irrelevant. Whether you stop in for a pint (those over 18 years of age), or a cup of tea or hot chocolate while browsing cabinets laid out like, it truly is a beautiful little burst of atmosphere.



Cycle the Great Western

This is a huge 42km cycling trail linking Westport and Achill along the route of an old railway route. This simple route includes: an off-road cycling and walking trail, a gourmet food trail spin-off, and fledgling greenways all over the country.



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